Greenland / Antarctica Elevation

Greenland / Antarctica Elevation | NASA

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The shades on this map show how high above sea level are the land surfaces and ice sheets on Greenland and Antarctica. White shows the highest land and ice surfaces--up to 4,000 meters above sea level. Light blue and dark blue show progressively lower land and ice surfaces. Light blue areas are about 2,000 meters above sea level. Dark blue shows sea level.

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ICESat @ NASA Goddard


Further Reading

Resolving the Discrepancy

The Gravity of Water

Making a Map of Water and Ice

Research Roundup: Depicting Change Across Earth’s Frozen Places

ATBD (Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document)

ICESat / GLAS Algorithms


Imagery produced by the NASA Earth Observations team based on data provided by Donghui Yi and John DiMarzio, GLAS/ICESat Science Team.

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